WBC world middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez seems like he’s getting tired of Conor McGregor’s tirade of insults.
The UFC star recently called Canelo a ‘cherry-picker’, accusing the Mexican professional boxer of selecting low risk fights in his career.
Canelo, a Spanish word which translates to ‘cinnamon’ in English due to the fighter’s fiery red hair, holds a 47-1-1 professional boxing record. He lost only to Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in nearly 50 bouts and is a two-division world champion.
But McGregor obviously isn’t impressed.
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“If you look at the history of the fight game, especially in this new era, it’s full of stars cherry-picking their opponents,” McGregor told The Los Angeles Times.
“When they hold a position of power, when they get a name, all of a sudden they pick weaker opponents. They look down their divisions. Nobody looks up a division. Nobody looks at true challenges.”
McGregor is of course no stranger to taking tough challenges at higher weight classes.
Just recently, he moved up two divisions north of where he is the UFC featherweight champion to take on Stockton, CA’s Nate Diaz at the welterweight limit of 170-lbs.
Canelo’s last bout was against welterweight contender Amir Khan, a bout which he won via brutal knockout with a single punch.